Oculoplastic nursing and allied professionals study day  

This one day in-person course is designed to improve clinical practice and knowledge by highlighting new ways of working within this specialty. It discusses the management of various oculoplastic conditions and the role of nurses and other allied health professionals in delivering an excellent service.

The course incorporates service audits, research findings of patients’ feedback and considers management perspective of the service direction.

Course Overview

This course aims to explore:

  • New innovative ways of working within the Adnexal Service.
  • Nurse-led and other allied professionals management of various oculoplastic conditions.
  • Service audits.
  • Patient needs on service configuration and management perspective.

The course material will be delivered by oculoplastic nurse consultant, doctors, allied health professionals and managers.

The course will run from 9am to 4pm and there will be two optional breakout sessions, for which there is an additional charge (please see fees section):

Optional breakout session 1 (8 - 9am)
  • Engage in question and answers on the treatment management of complex blepharospasm cases.
Optional breakout session 2 (4.30 - 5.30pm)
  • Perform minor surgery skills namely excision of lesions and learning skin suturing techniques.
Featured topics
  • Ocular surface problems such as dry eye, blepharitis, etc.
  • Thyroid eye disease.
  • Lid tumours.
  • Lacrimal assessment.
  • Nurse’s audits.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Neuro optometry in the oculoplastic setting.
  • Direction of oculoplastics.
Who should apply?

This course is aimed at nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, technicians and managers.


A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.

Next Course Date

This is an annual course and will run again on 29th November 2024. The featured topics are likely to be different to those shown above. If you would like to be contacted with further details when plans are finalised please join the course waiting list.

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Start Date
Duration One day

Course fees



Taught by


Nicola Dunlop

Nicola Dunlop qualified as a registered general nurse in 1995 and has worked in Ophthalmology since qualifying. She commenced her Ophthalmic nursing studies at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1998. Over the last 15 years her role has evolved. On completion of the Ophthalmic nursing studies she worked in the Operating Theatre. Nicola proceeded to successfully complete the Ophthalmic Theatre Course, Mentorship and Counselling Courses. Nicola was promoted to Sister then subsequently to the post of an Ophthalmic Nurse Specialist in the Oculo-plastic/Adnexal Department. She consolidated her academic achievements by successfully undertaking Non-medical Prescribing, Post graduate Diploma in Health Management and a Masters in Health Management. Drawing on her extensive ophthalmic nursing experience, Nicola pioneered the first Nurse-led Botox Clinic, Minor Surgery List, Virtual Histology Reporting Service and Post-Operative Clinic and developed the adnexal patient pathway currently in use in the Oculo-plastic/Adnexal Service. She has developed a patient education DVD on Coping with Loss of an Eye and Minor operative guideline for Nurses. She has been awarded from the British Thyroid Foundation the Evenly Ashley Award 2013 for developing the DVD Thyroid Eye Disease and its Management & Audit. The defining drive for Nicola is to improve continually, the quality of compassionate patient care in its many facets.